Last night, GetEQUAL activist Ellen Sturtz heckled Michelle Obama at a DNC fundraiser. She sought to ask why President Obama hasn't signed an executive order to bar discrimination by federal contractors based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Well, the First Lady struck back and Sturtz was escorted out of the building. Then the incident went viral.
Many people do not find Sturtz's actions appropriate. I personally view this as an epic fail on both her and GetEQUAL's part.
Had GetEQUAL been thinking about this a little bit more critically, they would have focused on these individuals instead of Michelle Obama:
- Speaker Boehner, for spending taxpayers' money defending DOMA.
- Senator Marco Rubio, for threatening to scrap immigration reform if it included LGBT binational couples.
- Texas Governor Rick Perry, for his support of the Boy Scouts banning gay members.
- Hate group leader Tony Perkins, for repeated attacks against our community.
- Senator Mike Lee, for believing that our community does not deserve federal discrimination protections.
- Iowa State Senator Dennis Guth, for saying that same-sex relationships harm the health of straight people.
- State Rep. Bill Zedler, for trying to de-fund any Texas public university that provides resources to LGBT students.
- Virginia GOP lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson, for calling us "very sick people."
- Michigan State Rep. Dave Agema, for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who could block unmarried and gay couples in that state from becoming surrogate parents.
GetEQUAL's bid for attention worked, but the same time, they have drawn a huge amount of criticism from all around.
Perhaps they should think before they protest.